MPA PowerPoint Presentations

Several important PowerPoint presentations explaining the purpose, design, and scientific basis for MPAs are assembled below. They may be used to increase your understanding of the concepts or to augment your outreach and training sessions. The presentations are provided in Zipped PowerPoint and PDF formats. Please do not distribute without credit to the author(s).

General MPA and MLPA Information

Central Coast MPAs Speakers Bureau Presentation

A scripted presentation that can be adapted and given to various audiences. Topics covered include: 1) the statewide network, 2) science of MPAs, 3) special communication tips for talking about MPAs, and 4) opportunities to get involved and support MPAs.

Marine Protected Areas: Science 101

Basic information on MPAs including what they are, the different types, how they work, and the scientific benefit

California’s Marine Life Protection Act

Kaitilin Gaffney – Director, Pacific Ecosystem Protection Program/Ocean Conservancy
California’s Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative – basic information, goals, MPA designations, scientific guidelines, and about the Central Coast subregion.

Zipped Powerpoint (11.9M ZIP)

PDF of Powerpoint (14.3M PDF)

Importance of MPA Monitoring

Dan Canestro, Director, U.C. Norris Rancho Marine Reserve.
Importance of monitoring MPAs to evaluate established goals and improve the science behind MPAs.

Introduction to MPA Education and Outreach Initiative Phase 1

Dennis Long, Executive Director, California Marine Sanctuary Foundation
Maps of Central Coast MPAs

Central Coast MPA Training Presentation

Dennis Long & Rikki Dunsmore, California Marine Sanctuary Foundation
Penelope Whitney, Resource Media
Paul Hobi, Ocean Conservancy
This presentation covers the problems facing our coasts and oceans, California’s leadership in creating a statewide MPA network, the science of MPAs, global and local success stories, interpreting MPAs for the public and ways to get more involved with MPAs.

Zipped Powerpoint (16.2M ZIP)

PDF of Powerpoint (44.8M PDF)

Monitoring & Research

Marine Protected Area Monitoring: IMPACT Submersible Baseline Survey and CA Collaborative Fisheries Research Program

Rick Starr – California Sea Grant Extension Program/Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
Results of two research projects designed to monitor and compare sites within MPAs to sites outside of MPAs:

  • IMPACT submersible baseline survey
  • California collaborative fisheries research program

State of the Ocean California MLPA Initiative & MPAs of the Central Coast

Meg Caldwell – Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University
About the Center for Ocean Solutions and the Pacific Ocean Scientific Consensus Statement project. Scientific community addressing major threats to Pacific Ocean, finding potential solutions, and expressing urgency to nations of the Pacific.

How are Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) and Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Similar?

Dean Wendt – SLOSEA Director/Associate Professor, Cal Poly State University
Similarities and differences between ecosystem-based management (EBM) and marine protected areas (MPAs).

Zipped Powerpoint (14.2M ZIP)

PDF of Powerpoint (11.5M PDF)

California’s  Statewide Monitoring Program

Erin Meyer -California Ocean Science Trust
Stephen Wertz- California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Explores the statewide MPA network design and development of a research and monitoring framework. Includes information on regional status of baseline monitoring and using collected data to inform MPA management.

From Our Partners

Friends of the Elephant Seal Docent Training Presentation

The organization developed several educational and outreach pieces with information about Marine Protected Areas. Specific materials include: a new brochure, laminated cards for docent-led walks, an augmented website, and a Power Point presentation for docent training purposes.

Powerpoint (5.8M ZIP)

PDF of Powerpoint (2.2M PDF)

Save the Whales Endangered Species Presentation

The organization developed and presented a sixth “WOW” program focused specifically on MPAs in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary to elementary and middle school students on the central coast, with a specific focus on Salinas. The products represent visual, creative, and affordable tools for connecting youth to marine animals and their habitats.

Powerpoint (17.8M ZIP)

PDF of Powerpoint (1.8M PDF)

Pt. Lobos State Park Docent Training Presentation

MALT is a multifaceted community outreach template designed to supplement a variety of existing California State Parks educational and interpretive opportunities with Marine Protected Area specific content. The programs are tailored with site-specific information that addresses local outreach needs while targeting specific MPA user groups, key stakeholders, school groups, and the general public.

Powerpoint (5.8M ZIP)
Script (4.4M ZIP)

PDF of Powerpoint (840k PDF)

The mission of the California’s Marine Protected Areas Education and Outreach Initiative is to enhance MPA education through enduring partnerships to empower Californians to protect what they know and love.